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Former Department of Metallurgy, University of Manchester, and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Hulme, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4665 / 53°27'59"N

Longitude: -2.2345 / 2°14'4"W

OS Eastings: 384526

OS Northings: 396661

OS Grid: SJ845966

Mapcode National: GBR DLN.TC

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.N44C

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ88+H5

Entry Name: Former Department of Metallurgy, University of Manchester, and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 21 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454841

ID on this website: 101271344

Location: University, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Hulme

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ8496 OXFORD ROAD, Chorlton-On-Medlock
698-1/21/606 (West side)
21/09/73 Former Dept. of Metallurgy,
University of Manchester, and
attached railings


Dental hospital, now university department building. 1908, by
Charles Heathcote. Red brick with liberal dressings of
limestone; slate and glass roof. Roughly rectangular plan on
corner site, at right-angles to street. Edwardian Baroque
style. Three storeys and attic, 3 bays (2:1:2 windows),
symmetrical, the centre breaking forwards slightly; with stone
quoins, prominent modillioned cornice, parapet, and hipped
roof. The centre bay has full-height stone pilasters and an
open-segmental pediment with a cartouche; a semi-circular
porch at ground floor with Ionic columns, entablature with
cornice, and half-domed roof; a large window at 1st floor
(like the others at this level, see below) and a stone balcony
with wrought-iron railings and a round-headed window at 2nd
floor. The outer bays have 2 windows to each floor, those at
ground floor segmental-headed 12 -pane sashes with keystones,
those at 1st floor 3-leaf 18-pane sashes in moulded
architraves with triple keystones; and oeil-de-boeuf windows
at 2nd floor with triple keystones and swags. Wrought-iron
forecourt railings to left and right, with simplified Art
Nouveau standards. Close to the front corner of the right-hand
return side is a full-height semi-circular bay which has stone
bands to ground and 1st floors, stone top floor with swags,
cornice carried round and balustraded parapet. Long range to
rear of this mostly in functional style, with sky-light roof.
Interior not inspected. Forms group with Manchester Museum
(q.v.) and University of Manchester (q.v.) to left.

Listing NGR: SJ8452696661

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